The entertainment industry as a whole was not built for us (BIPOC/LGBTQ). Those of us in it have had to find a way to make it ours. Along the way, we are building ourselves, because we are not our careers, we are human at the base of it all. Beginners Guide is a column where you get to meet some of your new favorite people, someone you can see yourself in, doing what they love, holding true to who they are, in the all-encompassing world of entertainment.Read More
Photos from Left to Right: Omar Apollo by Julian Burgueno (Entertainment), Cuco by June Canedo (The Last Magazine), Ambar Lucid (Rolling Stones). Edited by Paola Fernandez Bedroom pop has exploded due to the digital age of the 21st century. It has opened doors to non-traditional faces to dominate music. Is bedroom pop the modern era…Read More
About the Artists: BellaTheReaper is a 19-year old stylist, model & musician. She is also of Puerto Rican & African American descent. She’s on a quest to becoming one of the most multi-dimensional artists in her area. Royal Marquís is a musician, model & curator. He is of Jamaican descent. This is his collaborative debut…Read More
“Kid In The Corner” is Misao McGregor’s debut album, featuring 11 tracks and 9 songs, and released to all major streaming platforms on December 17, 2020.Read More
2020 was a crazy year, but within that time a lot of amazing music came out. From Chloe x Halle solidifying themselves as pop queens to Bad Bunny bringing Puerto Rican pride to the main stage, there were so many artists who gave their fans much needed emotional release with their music. I asked the…Read More
Xelli Island is the independent dream pop project of vocalist, songwriter and shapeshifter Lianna Vanicelli. Having fronted one band after another since she was 14, Vanicelli tired from the conflicts of a group dynamic and has found strength and a clear creative direction as a solo artist. Her island is something of a mirage; a…Read More
Interview by Joana Meurkens Photography by India Coombs Summer Breeze is an LA born and bred musician on her journey to expressing her truest self through her art. Summer Breeze talks to artistic director, Joana Meurkens, about how her rigorous dance training has shaped her as an artist and how she celebrates the eccentricity of…Read More
Dwany is an NYC based singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor who has just released his debut single “AZRAEL”. An introduction to the world of the illuminated man, a concept birthed by Dwany over quarantine highlighting the issues with idolizing a toxic lover. This time of isolation allowed him to get in touch with his first-ever passion, making music. He took the time to teach himself how to start producing and mixing vocals and AZRAEL was his first product. With soft harmonies and many-layered vocals, he explores the power of just using his voice with minimalistic production. Growing up, Dwany took after artists such as Beyonce and Whitney Houston, recently adding Frank Ocean and Brent Fiyaz to the list of who he draws inspiration from. He is an aspiring artist ready to make a name for himself in the popular music scene. You can check out his music on all streaming platformsRead More
Gayathri Krishnan is a singer/songwriter from Irvine, California. Her musical roots lie in Indian classical music(Carnatic) as she creates a unique sound, a fusion of her culture and R&B. She stands by the phrase Create to Express as her intention when making music is to empower other creatives to express themselves freely. Her songs carry…Read More
BY: Marc-Andrea Fiorina
Who’s allowed to be angry?
Anger isn’t becoming. It should be kept inside the walls of the home. It shouldn’t be anywhere where someone could see it. “Stop being so emotional,” you hear. If you need to raise your voice to make a point, it can’t be that valid, can it?